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Issue: 2018-05-23, PHOTO: Christian Kuntz

On this year’s cover of NorthwesTel’s 2018/19 phone directory is Gabrielle Watts’ sensational painting, Mount Lorne From Above. Watts has always been intrigued by the majesty of Mount Lorne, so she produced a landscape painting inspired by it... more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2018-01-31, PHOTO: Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous

Yukon businesses have been celebrating Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous with window painting and decorating for decades. The festive atmosphere builds anticipation for the event and helps cultivate the Klondike Gold Rush-era feel around Whitehorse. more

Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2018-01-17, PHOTO: Pixabay

In modern times oil or kerosene burning lamps are used more as part of décor than to throw light on a situation. People nowadays run electric lights – either battery powered or using electricity – from the grid or a small generator. more

Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2017-12-13, PHOTO: Rhiannon Russell

Rhiannon Russell: For someone who's never been to your store before, how would you describe what Behind the Barn is and what it offers? Niki Greenough: It’s rustic country décor that you just can't find (in Whitehorse). Before, I was tired of... more

Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2017-11-01, PHOTO: Sid Vander Meer

The first snow has settled in the border town of Beaver Creek, Yukon. Sid is preparing his house and museum for a long cold winter. He drives his recently purchased Caddy into the garage and closes the door. Although his private home is not... more

Beaver Creek

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Issue: 2016-10-26, PHOTO: Meagan Deuling

Everyone has a list of family and close friends that they feel the need to make an effort to visit every decade or so. If you’re like me and your entire extended family lives outside the Yukon, they may be making an extra effort to come and see... more

Humour

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Issue: 2016-02-18, PHOTO: courtesy of Rendezvous

If you were on a committee to provide decorations for a dance, your shopping list will likely include balloons, streamers and crepe... lots of crepe. But not if you were decorating the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre for the Steampunk Ball 2.0 Tesla... more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2009-12-03

This full-spectrum flowering plant often blooms just twice per year (most commonly prior to Easter and then again at Christmas), making this prodigious blooming plant symbolic of the nearing of Christmas. more

Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2009-11-26

When I was a child, my father built a 12-foot-long stone fireplace in the centre of our living room. Little did I know, at the time, that this fireplace would become the special place where we would display family mementos and treasured holiday colle more

Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2009-11-19

One of my favourite traditions of the holiday season is planting containers of amaryllis bulbs. The amaryllis is a beautiful and fascinating bulb. Among the easiest of bulbs to grow indoors, the amaryllis is enjoyed for the incredible trumpet... more

Yukon Christmas

There are many creative and inspiring ways to celebrate Halloween. This season, cast a welcoming spell on your front entrance. With "treaters" arriving after dusk, your home's entrance is the perfect place to welcome guests with a frightful scare. more

Yukon Halloween

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Issue: 2008-12-25

In our hearts and minds, Christmas holds a special place all its own. For most of us, we recall the traditions of Christmas as nostalgia that takes us back to our childhood. Christmas traditions connect us to our past. Through the brightness of... more

Farm - Garden

Long been a symbol of the holiday season, the infamous mistletoe -- or modern-day kissing ball -- has been placed in doorways and arches the world around. Kissing underneath the mistletoe is a sign of love, romance and prosperity. more

Yukon Christmas

With its love of secrecy, dark passions and spooky details, Halloween is an irresistible theme for holiday decorating. A holiday that appeals to adults and children alike, Halloween is time where you can fantasize (who doesn't want to be a super... more

Yukon Halloween